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After Signing a $96,000,000 Contract, Quincy William’s Younger Brother ‘Big Q’ Reveals He’s Tired of Being “The Third Guy”

Published 08/30/2023, 10:14 PM EDT

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To grow in life, one needs to continually push oneself. With constant reassessment of goals and moving forward, a person is surely bound to be successful. The same mantra lies in sports as well. To succeed in a competitive league such as the NFL, players need to take risks. The inner feeling of getting better and moving forward is intrinsic to an individual’s success.

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Recently, one of the New York Jets veterans expressed his desire to succeed in his playing position. This 2022 First-Team All-pro winner bagged a $96 million contract extension as he starts his fourth season with the Jets. Speaking on a podcast recently, the stalwart gave a candid assessment of where he sees himself in the future. One thing is evident from the player’s eyes and belief: He won’t be settling for less.

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He’s the multi-million man who has risen from ashes to conquer the kingdom. Yes, we’re talking about Quincy Williams younger brother. Affectionately called “Big Q” by fans, Quinnen Williams is chasing greatness. The 2022 Pro Bowl winner is eyeing a new record, that is to excel in the defensive tackle capacity.

Speaking on the Pivot podcast, Quinnen gave an honest opinion on the league’s best defensive tackles. He draws inspiration from RamsAaron Donald and KC Chiefs Chris Jones. He is third on the pay scale behind these two legendary SB winners.


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When asked whether he’s trying to get to Donald’s and Jones’ level, Quinnen gave an honest reply. He doesn’t want to be the “third guy.” “I’m definitely chasing that level……… I want to get to that level, when I’m working my b**t off, so doing everything to get to that level.” There’s one more reason why the big DL believes in his abilities.

Quinnen Williams gets emotional on remembering his late mother


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Quinnen Williams has taken the Jets’ side and the NFL by storm! After a remarkable 2022 season, the DL has more belief in his abilities. He is ranked highly by his team-mate Aaron Rodgers who got a special request from fans. Williams opened up on the teachings given to him by his late mother. The learnings have played a big part in Quinnen’s rise as an NFL player.

“It was a hard moment man. It was definitely painful during that time to lose a best friend, to lose someone who had your back….” However, Quinnen also revealed that it’s his mother’s parenting that shaped him into the person he is today. “It helped me be the person I am today. Because, I know the way I live my life, the way I go out there, the way I do different things on the field and off the field is all to make my mom proud…”


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Quinnen Williams has gone from strength to strength in the NFL seasons. The coming season would be a test of character, abilities, and thriving under pressure. Hopefully, he continues his good form and becomes an invaluable member of the Jets’ arsenal.

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Jyot Singh


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Jyot Singh Bindra is an NFL Writer at EssentiallySports. Picked in the latest round of ‘ES Draft’, Singh exudes a passion for NFL writing. Jyot is driven by the legacy left by one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks, Tom Brady, "You push your body to the limits, but you have to train your body to deal with the limits".
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